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AMS Congratulates Premier John Horgan


The AMS of UBC would like to extend its congratulations to Premier John Horgan along with the rest of the MLAs in their election to the B.C. legislature. The key decisions made by the provincial government in the next few years will decide the future of several issues faced by students such as housing affordability, BC’s recovery from COVID-19, Indigenous student support, and tuition policy.

“We hope that the new provincial government composed of an NDP majority will work with student unions and organizations around the province in ensuring that further policy improvements and budgetary allocations are student-centric” said Vice-President, External Affairs Kalith Nanayakkara.

The key issues that the AMS will be advocating to the provincial government are with regards to the review on institutional operational funding, the NDP’s commitment towards strengthening the tuition limit policy, and effective post-secondary sexual violence prevention reform. “These platform points that the new provincial government has promised to work towards will be pivotal in creating a more equitable, affordable, and accessible post-secondary education for all students in British Columbia” said Nanayakkara.

In addition to this, the AMS will be working with multiple stakeholders across the province to ensure that British Columbia’s commitment towards the improvement of mental health initiatives and achieving a cleaner BC are being upheld while also ensuring that post-secondary students are labour-ready for a green economy.

Moreover, the AMS hopes to establish long-lasting relationships with newly elected and existing members of the Legislative Assembly across all parties in British Columbia.

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